Restless earth: la mer retrouvée
“High over the planes of Italy, where nowadays flocks of births fly, once large schools of fishes swam.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Looking for resemblances between the two areas, the surroundings of Montségur and the Dordtse Biesbosch, I came across the image of the mountain Ararat, where since the Deluge Noah’s ark is supposed to be. From knowing that mountains arose from oceans as a result collisions of the continents the idea has come up.
A series of black-and-white photographs of the sea printed on clayslabs, put in a cut-out cavity in the mountains, as if they were tectonic plates: la mer retrouvée.